'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' will be released in October.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Ubisoft dropped some huge news at E3, as they confirmed the release date - and much more - for the latest installment in the massively popular franchise.

Set in Ancient Greece, the highly anticipated title will be set around 431 BC - in the middle of the Peloponnesian War - with prominent historical figures like Socrates and 'Father of Medicine' Hippocrates set to appear in the adventure.

In a first for the series, players will be able to choose whether they want to take control of a male or female assassin - Alexios or Kassandra - although your choice will not alter the story or gameplay itself.

Other details revealed include the return of the beloved ship combat mode from 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag', with gamers navigating the sea in a trireme warship.

It has been expanded in a big way - from customising ships, recruiting allies and enemies into the crew, to firing flaming arrows, discovering submerged underwater ruins and battling sharks.

Meanwhile, the series is also set to introduce branching dialogue for the first time, with the players' choices having an impact on the story - and even the possibility of in-game romance.

Details have also been unveiled for the various editions, starting with the standard game for $60.